From your first consultation until your departure, the goal of acute rehab remains the same; to help you recover as fully as possible and get you back to your quality of life before your illness or injury. And while each patient’s recovery road looks different, the building blocks of acute rehab are the same. Upon arrival at our facility, you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome, tour, and introduction to your team of healthcare professionals. You’ll be evaluated on activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, walking and/or wheelchair usage, and more. We’ll also discuss your personal goals in recovery. One goal may be to prepare a meal in your kitchen, enjoy a walk or stroll in the park, or get back to your weekly bunco club. Your healthcare team will continue to evaluate your progress throughout your stay working towards the goals of our agreed recovery plan.
With many acute rehab patients staying for weeks at a time, or longer, understanding your daily routine and feeling comfortable in your surroundings is paramount. Every effort is made to make your stay as comfortable as possible. What does a typical day in acute rehab look like?
Pre-injury or illness, you may have taken for granted the ease at which you were able to accomplish your morning routine. Getting dressed, daily grooming, and even making a pot of coffee was second nature. As you recover, however, these tasks can be hard to do and may require the help of a nurse and/or occupational therapist to help you and provide training and support so you can learn to do as much of this as possible, on your own. We call these personal tasks activities of daily living or ADLs. Learning how to manage your ADLs is a critical step in regaining your independence. Once you are ready to greet the day, our nurse will assist with any medications you might need to take before you enjoy a healthful breakfast curated by our skilled dietary team to provide the fuel you need for your day of rehab. After breakfast, you’ll begin your first of 2 daily therapy sessions. This could include physical, occupational, or speech therapies.
A look inside CMC Acute Rehab
After a. busy morning, you’ll be treated to a delicious lunch, either in your private room or in our community space. Our team is available to assist with your lunch, helping those that may need assistance with swallowing or eating or those that require an adaptive device. Therapy sessions continue in the afternoon. Our state-of-the-art physical therapy room provides the tools our therapists need to meet you exactly where you are in your rehabilitation.
Evening brings a quieter time on the floor where patients can decompress from a busy day. Quiet activities such as tv, reading, and games are available. A delicious dinner will be served by our dietary team based on your dietary needs. Our nursing team is available to assist patients with dinner, bedtime routine, and grooming. Our floor is staffed 24 hours a day, ensuring you have the support you need in your recovery, no matter the time of day. A good night’s rest refreshes the mind and body and is the only “task” you need to worry about for the day ahead.